This is the big one! Tonight sees the conclusion of the college football season with the 2021-2022 College Football Playoff National Championship. The 13-1 Alabama Crimson Tide are gunning for a second consecutive title. They face a 13-1 Georgia Bulldogs team trying to end a 41-year drought since their last championship success. Where will they do battle tonight? The same longtime home of the NFL Scouting Combine: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Not in the Annapolis, Charles Barkley.)
Where is tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship played?
The 2021-2022 College Football Playoff National Championship takes place tonight in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. Indeed, the home of the Indianapolis Colts will host college football’s biggest game for the first time under the College Football Playoff format. Kickoff for the teams donning different versions of red is set for 8 PM ET. Furthermore, the matchup is a repeat of the SEC Championship Game, where Alabama defeated Georgia 41-24.
You can catch the contest on ESPN, with streaming options available on the ESPN App. Additionally, the game is available for subscribers to the fuboTV service. ESPN’s commentary trio of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Holly Rowe will once again bring the action into your homes.
Lucas Oil Stadium? That sounds familiar…
Lucas Oil Stadium has been the home of the Colts since replacing RCA Stadium in 2008. Complete with a retractable roof, the stadium hosts 67,000 people with the ability to increase the capacity up to 70,000. Although it is the first time the stadium has hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship, the venue is no stranger to college athletes. Lucas Oil is the home of the Big Ten Championship Game and the aforementioned NFL Combine.
Lucas Oil Stadium won hosting responsibilities for the 2021-2022 College Football Playoff National Championship in November of 2017. As part of that announcement, SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and NRG Stadium in Houston earned the rights to host the event in 2023 and 2024. Just last week, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and a return to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami were announced for the 2025 and 2026 editions of the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Previous CFP National Championship locations
- 2015: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX | Ohio State 42, Oregon 20
- 2016: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ | Alabama 45, Clemson 40
- 2017: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL | Clemson 35, Alabama 31
- 2018: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA | Alabama 26, Georgia 23
- 2019: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA | Clemson 44, Alabama 16
- 2020: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA | LSU 42, Clemson 25
- 2021: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL | Alabama 52, Ohio State 24